Waterworld’s waterproof outdoor room

Waterworld’s waterproof outdoor room

Alongside its widespread use in the residential space, the Oztech retractable roof system is also ideal for public and commercial projects. The system was recently specified as an elegant solution that complements the innovative multimillion-dollar upgrade just completed at Hamilton’s Waterworld, the Waikato region's largest swimming complex...

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Alongside its widespread use in the residential space, the Oztech retractable roof system is also ideal for public and commercial projects. The system was recently specified as an elegant solution that complements the innovative multimillion-dollar upgrade just completed at Hamilton’s Waterworld, the Waikato region's largest swimming complex. 

ArchiPro talked to Jeff Bailey from Duncan’s Canvas about his experience using the Oztech system for the Waterworld project.

 

What are some of the reasons that the Oztech sunroof system was chosen for a public location such as Waterworld?

Having installed many of the Oztech retractable roof systems in the Waikato area, we know the product is safe in a public site, as it is a dependable, long-term solution that makes for a user-friendly and eye-pleasing experience for the customer.

Another consideration was the building consent requirements. Due to the Oztech system being fully retractable, a building consent was not required, which also means that the building footprint area ratio to section size was not impacted on.

What are the design ideas behind the outdoor roof system at Waterworld?

The building we needed to attach the system to is a box shape with no curve aspects. We suggested a mono pitch system, which blended in well, and we also added a matching fixed portion with a hip corner to provide covered access to the dining area.

With rapidly-climbing UV levels currently being experienced in the Waikato, providing an area where the public can retreat from the inevitable sunburn is one of the primary health and safety concerns.

Utilising a retractable system allows Waterworld to choose when they want additional sun for their patrons. The team can retract the skin in the morning to allow the cafeteria to warm up during the now-cool mornings, and then easily extend it back when customers need additional shade during the heat of the afternoon.

What colours, textures and materials were chosen for this project?

The skin of the Oztech system is Ferrari 502 PVC. By manufacturing the skin in three colours – white and two tones of grey – the retractable roof blends more easily into the pre-existing colour scheme of the building.

This alternating colour also allows the customer to get the best of both worlds, with additional ambient light filtering through the lighter segments of the skin and the darker portions tying the new structure into the old building face.

The framing of the structure is primarily extruded aluminium. This lightweight structural component made installation a lot less labour intensive, so the full structure was erected in a single day, with minimal disruption to the café and public.

How does this shade system enhance the space?

The room creates a large outdoor living area, where customers of the nearby café and other Waterworld patrons can sit in comfort during the hot summer weather and, also, in wet and windy autumn or winter conditions. Additionally, the PVC deadens the sound of rain so you can still converse easily when it is raining.  

This area is now being used extensively, and as it’s located in a clear line of sight to the main outdoor swimming area, customers can easily watch their children in the pool. The outdoor space has greatly enhanced this public area, as people are generally impressed at the scale of the project and are enjoying the light, welcoming outdoor area.

 

What sort of trends are you seeing in retractable pergolas and roof systems today?

Public expectation regarding the quality and finish of outdoor living products has risen markedly over the past 10 or so years.  The idea of a long lasting, resilient solution that controls the amount of heat or sunshine being passed into a home or public location has been met with a great deal of enthusiasm.

Every Oztech system we have installed has exceeded the customer’s expectations. As these products are beginning to decline in cost for the general public, demand for the systems is rapidly climbing, especially as more people see these systems being installed in their neighbourhoods.

 

Find out more about the Oztech architectural retractable pergolas and roof systems on ArchiPro here.

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Waterworld’s waterproof outdoor room
Waterworld’s waterproof outdoor room

Waterworld’s waterproof outdoor room

Alongside its widespread use in the residential space, the Oztech retractable roof system is also ideal for public and commercial projects. The system was recently specified as an elegant solution that complements the innovative multimillion-dollar upgrade just completed at Hamilton’s Waterworld, the Waikato region's largest swimming complex...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Alongside its widespread use in the residential space, the Oztech retractable roof system is also ideal for public and commercial projects. The system was recently specified as an elegant solution that complements the innovative multimillion-dollar upgrade just completed at Hamilton’s Waterworld, the Waikato region's largest swimming complex. 

ArchiPro talked to Jeff Bailey from Duncan’s Canvas about his experience using the Oztech system for the Waterworld project.

 

What are some of the reasons that the Oztech sunroof system was chosen for a public location such as Waterworld?

Having installed many of the Oztech retractable roof systems in the Waikato area, we know the product is safe in a public site, as it is a dependable, long-term solution that makes for a user-friendly and eye-pleasing experience for the customer.

Another consideration was the building consent requirements. Due to the Oztech system being fully retractable, a building consent was not required, which also means that the building footprint area ratio to section size was not impacted on.

What are the design ideas behind the outdoor roof system at Waterworld?

The building we needed to attach the system to is a box shape with no curve aspects. We suggested a mono pitch system, which blended in well, and we also added a matching fixed portion with a hip corner to provide covered access to the dining area.

With rapidly-climbing UV levels currently being experienced in the Waikato, providing an area where the public can retreat from the inevitable sunburn is one of the primary health and safety concerns.

Utilising a retractable system allows Waterworld to choose when they want additional sun for their patrons. The team can retract the skin in the morning to allow the cafeteria to warm up during the now-cool mornings, and then easily extend it back when customers need additional shade during the heat of the afternoon.

What colours, textures and materials were chosen for this project?

The skin of the Oztech system is Ferrari 502 PVC. By manufacturing the skin in three colours – white and two tones of grey – the retractable roof blends more easily into the pre-existing colour scheme of the building.

This alternating colour also allows the customer to get the best of both worlds, with additional ambient light filtering through the lighter segments of the skin and the darker portions tying the new structure into the old building face.

The framing of the structure is primarily extruded aluminium. This lightweight structural component made installation a lot less labour intensive, so the full structure was erected in a single day, with minimal disruption to the café and public.

How does this shade system enhance the space?

The room creates a large outdoor living area, where customers of the nearby café and other Waterworld patrons can sit in comfort during the hot summer weather and, also, in wet and windy autumn or winter conditions. Additionally, the PVC deadens the sound of rain so you can still converse easily when it is raining.  

This area is now being used extensively, and as it’s located in a clear line of sight to the main outdoor swimming area, customers can easily watch their children in the pool. The outdoor space has greatly enhanced this public area, as people are generally impressed at the scale of the project and are enjoying the light, welcoming outdoor area.

 

What sort of trends are you seeing in retractable pergolas and roof systems today?

Public expectation regarding the quality and finish of outdoor living products has risen markedly over the past 10 or so years.  The idea of a long lasting, resilient solution that controls the amount of heat or sunshine being passed into a home or public location has been met with a great deal of enthusiasm.

Every Oztech system we have installed has exceeded the customer’s expectations. As these products are beginning to decline in cost for the general public, demand for the systems is rapidly climbing, especially as more people see these systems being installed in their neighbourhoods.

 

Find out more about the Oztech architectural retractable pergolas and roof systems on ArchiPro here.

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Oztech is New Zealand’s most installed retractable roof. With over 200 installations and 17 years of manufacturing expertise, we offer a wide range of solutions and...

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Waterworld’s waterproof outdoor room

Waterworld’s waterproof outdoor room

Alongside its widespread use in the residential space, the Oztech retractable roof system is also ideal for public and commercial projects. The system was recently specified as an elegant solution that complements the innovative multimillion-dollar upgrade just completed at Hamilton’s Waterworld, the Waikato region's largest swimming complex...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

Alongside its widespread use in the residential space, the Oztech retractable roof system is also ideal for public and commercial projects. The system was recently specified as an elegant solution that complements the innovative multimillion-dollar upgrade just completed at Hamilton’s Waterworld, the Waikato region's largest swimming complex. 

ArchiPro talked to Jeff Bailey from Duncan’s Canvas about his experience using the Oztech system for the Waterworld project.

 

What are some of the reasons that the Oztech sunroof system was chosen for a public location such as Waterworld?

Having installed many of the Oztech retractable roof systems in the Waikato area, we know the product is safe in a public site, as it is a dependable, long-term solution that makes for a user-friendly and eye-pleasing experience for the customer.

Another consideration was the building consent requirements. Due to the Oztech system being fully retractable, a building consent was not required, which also means that the building footprint area ratio to section size was not impacted on.

What are the design ideas behind the outdoor roof system at Waterworld?

The building we needed to attach the system to is a box shape with no curve aspects. We suggested a mono pitch system, which blended in well, and we also added a matching fixed portion with a hip corner to provide covered access to the dining area.

With rapidly-climbing UV levels currently being experienced in the Waikato, providing an area where the public can retreat from the inevitable sunburn is one of the primary health and safety concerns.

Utilising a retractable system allows Waterworld to choose when they want additional sun for their patrons. The team can retract the skin in the morning to allow the cafeteria to warm up during the now-cool mornings, and then easily extend it back when customers need additional shade during the heat of the afternoon.

What colours, textures and materials were chosen for this project?

The skin of the Oztech system is Ferrari 502 PVC. By manufacturing the skin in three colours – white and two tones of grey – the retractable roof blends more easily into the pre-existing colour scheme of the building.

This alternating colour also allows the customer to get the best of both worlds, with additional ambient light filtering through the lighter segments of the skin and the darker portions tying the new structure into the old building face.

The framing of the structure is primarily extruded aluminium. This lightweight structural component made installation a lot less labour intensive, so the full structure was erected in a single day, with minimal disruption to the café and public.

How does this shade system enhance the space?

The room creates a large outdoor living area, where customers of the nearby café and other Waterworld patrons can sit in comfort during the hot summer weather and, also, in wet and windy autumn or winter conditions. Additionally, the PVC deadens the sound of rain so you can still converse easily when it is raining.  

This area is now being used extensively, and as it’s located in a clear line of sight to the main outdoor swimming area, customers can easily watch their children in the pool. The outdoor space has greatly enhanced this public area, as people are generally impressed at the scale of the project and are enjoying the light, welcoming outdoor area.

 

What sort of trends are you seeing in retractable pergolas and roof systems today?

Public expectation regarding the quality and finish of outdoor living products has risen markedly over the past 10 or so years.  The idea of a long lasting, resilient solution that controls the amount of heat or sunshine being passed into a home or public location has been met with a great deal of enthusiasm.

Every Oztech system we have installed has exceeded the customer’s expectations. As these products are beginning to decline in cost for the general public, demand for the systems is rapidly climbing, especially as more people see these systems being installed in their neighbourhoods.

 

Find out more about the Oztech architectural retractable pergolas and roof systems on ArchiPro here.

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